13th May, 2015: Suzuki GSX-R1000 is the exclusive liter-class supersports bike that replaced its elder sibling, GSX-R1100 back in 2001. Powered by a 999cc, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled mill, the bike comes with a stunning body design and loads of advance features such as ABS, electronic steering damper and slipper clutch. The bike is sold in India via CBU route at a price of Rs. 15.95 lakhs (ex-showroom price, Delhi). The manufacturer has wrapped it in two impressive colour schemes, Metallic Triton Blue and Pearl Mira Red, to feast its admirers. Suzuki GSX-R1000 competes strongly with other leading liter-class players such as Yamaha YZF-R1 and Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade.
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When it comes to litre-class sports biking, Suzuki GSX-R1000 is undoubtedly a well-known name that comes to mind instantaneously. The bike is the only 1,000cc bike sold in the country by the Japanese manufacturer and has shown some respectable numbers in the sales record of the company. After more than a decade of its unveiling, the bike is still the primary preference of many buyers who crave for a power-packed package with stylish appearance.
Powered by a 999cc, in-line four cylinder, DOHC, four-stroke engine, the bike uses a six-speed constant mesh gearbox. The mill produces a peak power of 160bhp at 9,500rpm with a maximum torque of 110Nm at 8,000rpm. Suzuki GSX-R1000 runs on 120/70 ZR17 front and 190/50 ZR17 rear tubeless tyres that offer a superior grip and stability. To give a comfortable ride, the manufacturer has installed inverted telescopic forks at the front and link type, coil spring monoshock at the rear. The immense braking power is delivered by dual 310mm hydraulic front discs and a single 220mm hydraulic rear disc, equipped with Brembo piston callipers and a high-performance ABS.
Suzuki GSX-R1000 has high aesthetic values, which is evident from its stylish front profile that gets a sharp headlamp and twin pilot lamps along with rear view mirror mounted clear lens blinkers. The twin air vents look stunning and make the visuals even more pleasing. The sharply chiseled fuel tank and clip-on handlebar gives a decent forward leaned riding position. A sporty split seat and a robusting 4-2-1 exhaust set-up are some more admirable elements of this bike. With body dimensions of 2,045mm x 705mm x 1,130mm (LxWxH) and a wheelbase of 1,405mm, the bike has a handsome stance with an indispensable presence. The bike has a minimum ground clearance of 130mm and is fitted with a 17.5 liter fuel tank.
The bike gets three driving modes, named as Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS) to adjust the power delivery according to the requirement. Furthermore, the riding experience is enhanced by an electronic steering damper that automatically sets the load on the handlebar in respect to the speed. The instrument cluster comprises of a digital speedometer, twin tripmeters, fuel gauge and analogue tachometer along with the telltale lights.
Suzuki GSX-R1000 is one of the most attractive motorcycles of its segment. The front fascia of the bike has a super stylish and sharp headlamp section that is mounted impressively between the two air vents. The clear lens turn indicators embedded in the rear view mirrors shouts loud the innovation of the manufacturer. The full front fairing wraps the bike neatly in a supersport costume with GSX-R printed on either side. The aggressive and massive fuel tank aids riding posture besides enhancing the view.
Furthermore, a well-cushioned, sporty split seat and an aggressive 4-2-1 exhaust system matches well with the robust character of the machine. Suzuki GSX-R1000 has the following dimensions: 2,045mm x 705mm x 1,130mm (LxWxH). The wheelbase of 1,405mm is appropriate and motivates the rider to perform cornering confidently. Besides, a minimum ground clearance of 130mm blesses the bike with a commendable stability due to low centre of gravity and results mass concentration. With a 17.5 liter fuel tank, the bike covers a decent range without any halt. The instrument console of the bike displays plenty of information with a digital speedometer, fuel gauge, twin tripmeters, selected driving mode and an analogue tachometer.
Suzuki GSX-R1000 receives a powerful 999cc, four-stroke, four-cylinder, fuel injected, DOHC engine that churns out a whopping power of 160bhp at 9,500rpm with a peak torque of 110Nm at 8,000rpm. It uses a six-speed constant mesh transmission set-up that comes linked to a wet multiplate clutch assembly. The transistorized electronic ignition assisted mill has a compression ratio of 12.9:1 with a bore x stroke ratio of 74.5mm x 57.3mm. This power-packed configuration enables the tacho needle climb all the way to the redline with ease, pushing the bike to a top speed of 292kmph.
Suzuki GSX-R1000 has been given with one of the best equipments in the world to give it a top notch braking experience and ride quality. The suspension system has inverted telescopic coil spring shock absorbers at the front and link type, coil spring monoshock at the rear that works well on both, tarmac and rough surfaces. The fierce stopping power is provided by 310mm dual disc brakes at the front and 220mm single disc brake at the rear. The Brembo monobloc callipers and ABS unit that give high precision braking with superb stability. It moves delightfully on 120/70 ZR17 front and 190/50 ZR17 rear tubeless tyres that come fitted over robust black alloy wheels.
Suzuki GSX-R1000 comes with an advanced electronically controlled steering damper that provides lighter steering at lower speeds and more damping force at racetrack and high speeds. A slipper clutch prevents losing of revs in case of abrupt downshifts, thereby giving maximum power delivery. The Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS) comprises of three different riding modes to adjust the power according to the requirement of rider. The three modes are named as A, B and C, which are set in a decreasing order of throttle response. These handful of features make the bike one of the most fun-filled yet safe liter-class motorcycles on the planet.
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